Funding Round-up – Disability and Health (Part 2), May 2023

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on disability and health themes for the Voluntary Sector.

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Funding Programme from Adamson Trust
The Adamson Trust offers grants for VCS organisations and charities to help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.

For this season, the deadline for applications is 30th June 2023 with further dates to be announced later this year.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Charity funding from Barchester Healthcare Foundation
The Barchester Healthcare Foundation awards grants to small community groups and small local charities who seek to make a big difference to the lives of the elderly.

They also provide funding to similar organisations that deliver services to other adults with a disability or mental health problems in their community.

The Foundation say grants can be used for:
  • Activity projects
  • Equipment and materials for use by members
  • Member transport, and
  • Day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK
At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Foundation’s website.

Grants from Macmillan Cancer Support
One-off small grants from Macmillan Cancer Support are available for adults, young people or children with cancer in the UK, to cover a wide range of practical needs such as:
  • Energy bills
  • Home adaptations
  • Cost of travel to and from hospital
  • Extra costs people might have because of cancer.
Macmillan advise that applications must be made through a health or social care professional, such as a social worker, district nurse, or a benefits adviser.

At the time of writing, there was no specified deadline, which means applications can be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Macmillan website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.